EU green light for €120m new investments in circular bioeconomy projects
The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to boost the EU capacity to stimulate growth and jobs via a more circular, low carbon and sustainable bioeconomy.
Biofuel Boost for Queensland?
Queensland cities Mackay, Gladstone and Townsville named as potential biofuel sites in US Navy ‘alliance’. Queensland's Premier on US trip talks biofuel for the US Navy.
Aviation fuel from Sugarcane Biomass - cutting ghg and maximising use of marginal land
Researchers have identified a new way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
The source crops could be grown on marginal land, avoiding displacing food production, the team observed. They added the development of renewable liquid fuels was critical to reduce global reliance on petroleum and help mitigate climate change. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
AU$14M centre for forest industry training in Tasmania
Tasmania's role as national centre for research around forestry and wood products has helped deliver a significant Federal grant which will drive its standing further. Announced by Minister for Education Christopher Pyne, the University has attracted funds from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for an Industrial Transformation Training Centre, which will be led by Professor Jim Reid.
Biogas wins through for NSW Farmer on a Nuffield Scholarship
Managing costs is important to all businesses, but in the intensive world of meat chicken production, it’s critical. New South Wales farmer Guy Hebblewhite decided there was a real opportunity to reduce his gas and electricity costs by using the manure produced on the property to create biogas, which is produced by the breakdown of organic material through anaerobic digestion.
Marginal lands have hope for growth with AusAgave
South Australian company AusAgave are pushing to revolutionise agave harvesting and processing of the drought proof plant aiming to assemble a waste free industry that turns the plant in to a full replacement biofuel, while using the leftover fibre in value-added products.
Z Energy slows $20m biodiesel plant to contain costs
New Zealand fuel producer Z Energy has slowed work on its NZ$20 million biodiesel plant in Auckland, but says it will be finished and operational within nine months. The company, which this week announced a 10 percent increase in earnings, plans to make biodiesel from animal fat at a new plant at Wiri in South Auckland.
AnaeCo secures one European and three Australia patents
The European patent refers to their hybrid aerobic-anaerobic organic waste
treatment process and the Australian patents refer to: materials recovery facility processing sequence, glass and grit separation system and
DiCOM™ vessel design and conveying system.
Making Haste To Zero Waste
New regulations in Scotland foster a circular economy and biogas development.
Profit in Plug and Play
A cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable.
Bio-based Material of the Year 2015
Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015" goes to Bayer MaterialScience AG for the first bio-based polyurethane crosslinker for high performance automotive coatings (at the 8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials)
Towards a cleaner, greener energy future for Qld
Queensland Premier's Anastasia Palaszczuk Government plans to unlock the untapped potential of Queensland’s biofuels and bio-manufacturing industries to help power the state towards a cleaner, greener energy future and create more job opportunities.